Write a Review
Adding to cart… The item has been added

 In her moving memoir, birder and environmental activist Mya-Rose Craig chronicles her birdwatching adventures, which began with her parents at a very early age.

Mya-Rose is known as “Birdgirl.” In her own words, “Birdwatching has never felt like a hobby, or a pastime I can pick up and put down, but a thread running through the pattern of my life, so tightly woven in that there’s no way of pulling it free and leaving the rest of my life intact.”

Mya-Rose and her family travel the world in search of rare birds and astonishing landscapes. But in face of her mother's deepening mental health crisis, the Craigs turn to nature again and again for comfort and meaning.

Each bird they see brings a moment of joy and reflection, instilling in Mya-Rose a deep love of the natural world. But Mya-Rose has also seen first-hand the reckless destruction we are inflicting on our fragile planet, as well as the pervasive racism infecting every corner of the world, leading her to campaign for Black, Indigenous, people of color.